THE APPLICABILITY OF HIGH INTENSITY SHEETING ON OVERHEAD HIGHWAY SIGNS

A survey was conducted in Virginia to determine the percentage of overhead signs meeting the criteria, under which the illumination could be eliminated if they were refurbished with high intensity sheeting. Data were collected relative to the installation, energy and maintenance costs for lighting overhead signs. The study concluded that the illumination could be eliminated on approximately 45% of the existing signs and 50% of the proposed signs through the use of high intensity reflective materials. The benefits anticipated from the implementation of the program include enormous money and energy savings, a significant reduction in the exposure of maintenance personnel to hazardous working conditions, and improved services to the motorists.

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    Virginia Highway and Transportation Research Council

    Charlottesville, VA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Robertson, R N
    • Shelor, J D
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

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  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093486
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VHTRC-76-R3 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, NTL, TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM